Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 12, 2019

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Expecting too much – and too little – of politics  

4:20 – How Can Christians Use Politics?

When most of us think of “politics” we tend to think of party politics, the machinations taking place in Washington, and the intractable debates that fill the news cycle. And, given the toxic state of our political discourse, most of us tend to move on to something more worthwhile. But there is an older and richer way of understanding democratic politics, one that sees it as a way of solving shared problems and negotiating a common life between friends, strangers and enemies. We talk with Luke Bretherton.

5:00 – Laxity in Seminaries as a Contributing Cause to the Sex-Abuse Crisis

“Hide the handsome ones.” That was what was “jokingly” said when Theodore McCarrick would visit seminaries. For reasons we still aren’t sure of, this didn’t lead to the investigation it should have decades ago. Thankfully, improvements have been made over the last several years – but are they for real, or just window dressing? We’ll talk with Janet Smith